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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Position: Programme Officer
Reports to:International Programme Coordinator
Place of Duty:Nairobi, Kenya
Contract Duration:Initial one year contract with possibility of extension

General Responsibility: Support in the effective implementation of regional advocacy programmes in line with internal and donor requirements.

Specific Responsibilities 

Under direct supervision of the International Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Collect sub-grantee inputs and compile monthly and annual progress reports for submission to the donor;
  • Assist in development of frameworks, tools and support for research, policy and budget analyses and annual reviews to support advocacy implementation and reporting
  • Participate in the synthesis of research findings and recommendations into compelling advocacy communication materials
  • Contribute to program activities by organizing workshops and meetings, making travel and hotel bookings, sending invitations and preparing materials;
  • Support the follow up of country and partner work plans to ensure that activities are implemented as per set timelines;
  • Assist in the drafting of consultancy contracts, process consultants’ expense reports, and coordinate consultants’ logistical needs;
  • Draft letters and undertake basic correspondence on behalf of the Program;
  • Assist in collecting data from partner organizations for monitoring purposes, and entering such data;
  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of project outcomes/impact and DSW’s work
  • Ensure documentation and archiving of project documents digitally as well in hard copy and regularly updated.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Core Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Communication or related field
  • At least three years’ working experience related to the listed responsibilities particularly advocacy, Family Planning/Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (FP/SRHR), reporting and project management
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English and Swahili. Good working knowledge of French is essential
  • Excellent proof reading and reporting skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of research methodologies, analysis and reporting
  • Strong computer skills and use of databases and internet
  • Very good organizational skills
DSW is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Programme Officer” clearly indicated in the subject line to:

Deadline for application:
 Midnight on 31st January 2015 (EAT)

Ideal start date:

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